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Pirates Spoil Vogelsong's Debut

Giants lose to Pirates, 4-1



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    Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong of the San Francisco Giants looks on from the dugout in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park on April 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, all players across Major League Baseball will wear number 42. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    The Giants did not need Brian Wilson at full gallop in the ninth inning Sunday. For the first time in nine games, their horses in the lineup left them wanting.

    The Giants’ four-plus scoring streak ended in a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. Kevin Correia gave up his only run on a ground out and the Giants’ heretofore clutch bats were 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

    They stranded seven runners over the final four innings.

    The offensive support wasn’t there for Ryan Vogelsong, who came off the disabled list and pitched well in his 2012 debut while holding the Pirates to two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

    The Giants still took two of three in the series.

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